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The Big Nickel Sudbury 2010

10th Finglish trip July 2010 #21

The Big Nickel is a nine-metre (30 ft) replica of a 1951 Canadian nickel, located at the grounds of the Dynamic Earth science museum in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada and is the world’s largest coin.

Sudbury is famous of its nickel mines where thousands of immigrants have worked among them many Finns. During construction of the railway in 1883, blasting and excavation revealed high concentrations of nickel-copper ore at Murray Mine on the edge of the Sudbury Basin. This discovery brought the first waves of European settlers.

Next Mirjam Kallas née Oinaala Sudbury Ontario Canada

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